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Sima Qian

Sima Qian was a Chinese historian of the early Han dynasty. He is considered the father of Chinese historiography for his Records of the Grand Historian, a general history of China in the Jizhuanti style covering more than two thousand years beginning from the rise of the legendary Yellow Emperor and the formation of the first Chinese polity to the reigning sovereign of Sima Qian's time, Emperor Wu of Han. As the first universal history of the world... Read More

Bornc. 145 or 135 BC
Longmen, Han Empire (now Hejin, Shanxi)
Diedc. 86 BC (after 91 BC)
OccupationHistorian
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